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Nobody Is Talking About Cyber Crime In Nigeria




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Do you remember when Facebook had its first trend in Nigeria? The excitement that you could connect, connect I say, with people you last saw two years, three years and many years ago? It was like redemption for severed relationships. It was, in fact, a revolution for most of us and we didn’t even realize that someday everyone will get this used to be in touch without having to break a sweat from way-billing letters and hunting for mobile numbers. You know what now? We have gotten so used to staying in touch with longtime friends that we now have to grapple with detecting if this friend is really genuine. Is that Chioma Okeke, I grew up with?

  • Why does she bear Oma Okeks now?
  • Why is she fairer?
  • How did she get a Bentley?
  • Her parents retreated to the village, since when did she graduate from Harvard Law?

You keep wondering how until Chioma Okeke begins to pressure you to send $5000 so she can process her VISA back to Nigeria to come and see you.

Where do we blame this one? The criminal culture in Nigeria or criminal culture technology facilitates in Nigeria? It is very important to note that technology does not have the same impact everywhere. This is why I am particular about Nigeria.

Behind every exquisite invention is the creation of a new problem. Clearly, this is an observable truth in the technology world. Until modern automobiles were invented to ease transportation, there were no concerns about road accidents. Not until the internet was fully developed to connect people, cyber crimes were unthought-of. To really understand the impact technology has on us, it would have been convenient to draw a comparison of crime rates or of the uncontrollable population growth before and after the surge in the modern technology industry in the 1990s (by the way, the surge red marks the period modern technology had its boom and gained more relevance and high demands in the market. And most people will agree this boom started from the early to the late 1990s), but we will all agree the tools for compiling such statistics were not as sophisticated as today’s, hence the reason we can’t make any credible comparison.

You know what, let’s put up some trial regardless. Let us see how much crime rate has worsened since the technology industry boom in light of what credible sources have to say.

“In fact, crime has fallen dramatically over the past 20 years, not due to reforms traditionally advocated by politicians, but due to the technological change which has made it harder to commit a crime.” Wired article, December 2016.

According to a Forbes article(May 2017), “…the potential contributions of technology as falling into three broad categories: reducing crime, improving data quality, and reducing racial disparities.”

With several sources insinuating how technology can and has affected the crime rate, we haven’t really found a concrete scenery where technology has weighed down on crime rates within the tech world.

Technology has its way of curbing physical crimes like robbery, driving beyond speed limits, and maybe a little less cyber inclined crimes, but what about crimes only technology can facilitate, what curbs it? Technology?

For instance, how do you control online fraud? With the recent rise in digital fraud, particularly in Nigeria, how do you apprehend one who defrauds people through a system that firmly enhances anonymity and impersonation? Blockchain, for example, is a decentralized database system that protects the identity of its users. Basically, users are represented by a unique combination of letters and numbers. This means, no one has sole control over the database, as per to filter out people’s real identities underneath the numbers. On the mainstream tech industry, Apple Inc, one of the largest tech companies in the world also peddles the users privacy policy, allowing people get away with cyber offenses all in the name of privacy rights.

Well, let us say technology is the only viable solution to cybercrime, how much have we, as a country, wielded it to combat crime? We just had the vice presidential candidate debate, and clearly, nobody thinks cybercrime is worth mentioning even though it is one of the dreadful and yet less investigated crime in the country. Pensioners and businessmen have lost their savings to cyber vultures and nobody sees it as a problem.

Why this is pertinent.

Technology has arguably evolved crime. It has merely changed general criminal behaviors and people’s inclination to commit crime. According to Tech Cabal on the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics, “…$54bn worth of electronic payments were made in Q2 2017. Web payments amounted to only $102m, although this doesn’t include the bulk of e-commerce transactions which are still payment on delivery. Bank transfers accounted for 68% of the transaction volume. Interestingly, ATM transactions accounted for 57% of transaction volume but only 8% of transaction value”

If we keep up this pace, in the next five years, illicit money transfers through electronic means would have doubled money laundered through politics.

Why is nobody talking about cybercrime?

Not enough?

The 2016 annual report of Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum releases that attempted fraudulent transaction increased by 82% following the 14% rise in the number of ATMs in circulation in 2015 as significantly compared to 2010. For a perfect case in study, ATMs are technological products that has paved the way for illicit money transactions. People now have to struggle with the reality of losing their money to a system that was originally designed to make life easy for them.

Technology does have its high scores but in most cases, it can only be maintained when there’s an active role in reducing its loopholes. With the unfortunate fine of over $600,000 imposed on Facebook by the United Kingdom for basically being careless with users’ data, one can agree that in developed countries tech companies are slammed with lawsuits for simply creating an enabling environment for crime, whether or not the crime has been executed.

What this means for us.

There is the role the government can play in curbing cyber crimes but we as individuals can do a lot more. We can start by twitching out that get rich or die trying culture that drives people into notorious cyber crimes. Now, this is not to downplay the place of hustling but if you want to be honest, hustle in our clime is the savage rule of the jungle. Nobody expects the strong to sympathize with the weak, not all the time. But if you’re going to play dirty, at least play by the rules.

A bigger part of the problem is that Nigerian law enforcement has maintained its rigid stand in fighting cyber crimes with manual strategies. What technological tool has the EFCC been able to imbibe to fight real cyber crimes, aside witch hunting flopped money laundering attempts by politicians?

A well robust government can come in handy in igniting fire under everyone’s bosom. Social media posts and updates that promotes crime should be penalized alongside technology companies that undermine the crime potentiality of their technological products. If we care so much about how global tech companies exploit their customers then we should equally care about how people abuse technology products. And to be honest, most international tech companies have found ways to detect and eliminate crime.

Paypal, since 2014 banned Nigeria from receiving funds on its platform. That is applauding, however, the onus is equally on the Nigerian government to monitor the activities of international and local technology companies in their territories. We already know developed countries invest heavily on building Artificial Intelligent tools to detect e-crime, just like this, so much more can be done.





Agbojiwe Ifeanyi David is a passionate writer on sociopolitical and technological subjects. His love for innovation has driven him to pursue a techy career as a digital marketer and web developer. He is particularly inspired by the strides of GT Igwe Chrisent and hopes to dominate his niche in due time.


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2 Ways to On How to Login Your Yahoomail Account at

Gudtalent Chrisent


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Do you have a Yahoo email account and would love to login on the login portal at Do you want to sign into your Yahoo mailbox now? If yes, then this article is for you, all you need to do all that step by step is shown here.

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Yahoo mail is one of the first and most surviving email services on the internet. Techliet rated it one of the top email service providers because the Yahoo email service have been able to stand the test of time. With yahoomail at, you can send, receive, draft and manage your email services brought to you by Yahoo which was acquired in 2016 by Verizon.

Just as we’re discussing in this article, Login into Yahoo mail account is one of the simplest tasks you can do on the Internet, so, I will be showing you the right way to sign into your yahoo e-mail address below:

You can also login to with a desktop or a laptop computer.

Related: Advantages of having more than one email address

How to Login Yahoomail at | Sign In

To login to your Yahoomail account, kindly follow the steps below;

  1. Kindly go to, you will be redirected to a Yahoo Email login page.
  2. Once you’re on Yahoomail login page, kindly enter your username (User ID or better still your Yahoo email address).
  3. Now, enter your Yahoo account password. If you can’t remember your password, kindly click on the “forgot password”
  4. Once you input your password correctly, kindly click on Yahoomail signing button to login to your Yahoomail account where you can go ahead and do whatever you like.

How to Login Yahoomail through The Email App

If you don’t have the Yahoomail App in your device, kindly download the app from Play store or Apple Store or read up the guide on how to download Yahoomail App and once you’ve downloaded the App and want to login into your account, all you need to do is;

  • Install the Yahoomail App
  • Click on the Yahoomail App to open
  • enter your Username and Password
  • Click on the “Sign In” button below to get started

How to Login Yahoo Forum

Hey, i just found out something very cool about Yahoo, and that is Yahoo Forum. I stumbled upon it while making some research about yahoo and Yahoomail. The forum is quite an interesting one and i suggest you give it a shot if you have any problem, Question about Yahoo and their product for a forum answer. Below are the login steps of Yahoo Forum.

  1. Go to the Yahoo Forum Page at
  2. Now to access the forum, You will need to click on any forum post that have been made already, Do that ant try replying or asking your own question (This will re-direct you to your original yahoo login page)
  3. From the Sign in Page, enter your Yahoomail account username and click on the “Next” button.
  4. Enter your password and click on the “Next” button.
  5. Now, you will be taken to a page where you will have to choose a Forum name for yourself. All you need to do is enter your name and click on the continue button.

That’s it, you can now begin to enjoy the Yahoo forum for better answers.

Is Login easy?

Yes, Login into your Yahoo email account isn’t as difficult as you may think. I used to even think that Yahoo mail login is too difficult, but when I read a guide about how to Login to Yahoomail, I saw that ymail login is easy and its something you can do from anywhere provided you have good internet connection.


Country                                                       Email Domain

Yahoo mail Argentina                                 

Yahoo mail Australia                                   

Yahoo mail Austria                                       

Yahoo mail Belgium (French)                    

Yahoo mail Belgium (Dutch)                     

Yahoo mail Brazil                                          

Yahoo mail Canada (English)                     

Yahoo mail Canada (French)                     

Yahoo mail Colombia                                  

Yahoo mail Croatia                                       

Yahoo mail Czech Republic                        

Yahoo mail Denmark                                  

Yahoo mail Finland                                      

Yahoo mail France                                       

Yahoo mail Germany                                  

Yahoo mail Greece                                       

Yahoo mail Hong Kong                               

Yahoo mail Hungary                                    

Yahoo mail India                                        

Yahoo mail Indonesia                                  

Yahoo mail login Ireland                            

Yahoo mail login Israel                                

Yahoo mail login Italy                                  

Yahoo mail login Japan                               

Yahoo mail login Malaysia                         

Yahoo mail login Mexico                            

Yahoo mail login Middle East                    

Yahoo mail login Netherlands                   

Yahoo mail login New Zealand                 

Yahoo mail login Nigeria                                   No country URL

Yahoo mail log in Norway                          

Yahoo mail log in Philippines                    

Yahoo mail login Poland                             

Yahoo mail log in Portugal                         

Yahoo mail log in Romania                        

Yahoo mail log in Russia                             

Yahoo mail log in Singapore                      

Yahoo mail log in South Africa                 

Yahoo mail log in Spain                              

Yahoo mail log in Sweden                          

Yahoo mail log in Switzerland (French) 

Yahoo mail log in Switzerland (German)

Yahoo mail log in Taiwan                           

Yahoo mail log in Thailand                         

Yahoo mail log in Turkey                            

Yahoo mail log in United Kingdom          

Yahoo mail log in United States                

Yahoo mail log in Vietnam                         

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App & Software – Best 5 Free Ways to Login Gmail Faster in 2020

Gudtalent Chrisent


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Ok, having done a decent keyword research about, Google’s own email service, I’ve come to discover that close to 300,000 people search for on google to get access to their Gmail account on daily basis.

This means people spend about 15 hours daily all over the world trying into their web browsers to access the Gmail webmail account on a typing speed of 330 characters per minute. 15 hours spend only on accessing sign in or sign up pages isn’t small and needs to be guided to help those who come across issues while accessing their webmail account.

Related: Advantages of having more than one email address

On a second thought, logging into Gmail to get to Google Drive involves navigating close to 5 pages like the Google search prompt page, the search results, the Gmail login and Inside Gmail account page. Then once you’re finally logged into your Gmail account, all you need to do is find Google Drive to perform your next set of tasks.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to using Gmail, Yahoomail or other webmail services in general.

In this article, I will be showing you 4 different ways to bypass the need and stress of typing into your computer browser to access your Gmail email account.

The 4 various steps listed here are safe and I have personally used them in accessing all my Gmail email accounts. By following the safe guides here, you can comfortably access your email account at ease. You can manually choose to enter and click the link.  So, let’s continue with Gmail email login steps.

4 Best Ways to Accessing Gmail without Google Search

  1. Using Email Clients – Method 1

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Desktop email clients are a great alternative if you are not familiar with webmail clients and also the type of person that checks email often. Using a Desktop email service provider will save you a lot of time from opening a browser, typing in the browser tab, clicking on the login link and waiting for Gmail to log you in.

By bringing Gmail account offline to your computer, it always comes with some extra features that you can’t get on other mediums which can enhance your productivity and use of Email for whatsoever reason.  There are so many good email service providers that you can use. I will be talking about that in my next post about Email Clients which you can use on your Mac, Windows or Linus devices.

Related: login and Yahoomail login in-depth guide

Why Use Email Client Instead of

  1. Mailbird, one of the most trusted email clients allows its users to manage multiple Gmail accounts from one window at a time and even one Unified Inbox, Another good feature you can’t do with This is definitely recommended for one who works with many Gmail accounts.
  2. In addition to what’s on ground, most email clients can work with a poor and unrealizable Internet connection, making it easier for you to check your emails at any time. This is made possible by periodically “syncing” with your account similar to how cloud storage works. In other words, the client uses your stored credentials or access “token” (a stored security string of numbers used to verify your identity and grant your application access to the webmail program, allowing it to manage your email) to access your email provider’s server, grab any new email, and send off any mail you send in the email client at once.
  3. There are a few other ways people use to check their Gmail accounts, including browser extensions (you can read more about browser extensions here). However, the above methods represent the most popular (and all better than typing in ways people access them.

   2.     Enter in the address bar – Method 2

This method of accessing your Gmail account is the most popular among all the methods listed in this article. That’s right! Most especially if you are new to the internet and know that getting an email address is probably one of the first things you will do as you kickstart your journey on the internet. you may be surprised as well to learn that you (normally) don’t need to add that pesky “www.” when entering websites on the internet.

Most websites online today include both the www, and non-www versions in their addresses. Usually, this is the case because website owners redirect from one (either www to non-www or vice versa) depending on their choices. That’s why you might notice that sometimes a site you type in with “www” lands you on a page without www.

If this is your case, it doesn’t mean that you’ve gone to the wrong website. The website simply is set to redirect users to one or the other – www, or non-www. There are all same.

At the same time, be careful if it redirects you to another domain extension.

Example: taking you to or something of such.

Website ending with .com is never same with one ending with .co, .org, .net, etc, even if they bear the same name.

It’s also worth pointing out that many websites are beginning to use a more secure protocol in order to protect their sites and users. This protocol is indicated by an “https” in the browser tab. This means that the network connection between you and the website is secured and is no cause for alarm. On the other hand, in fact – you should always be cautious of entering or providing any details or logging into an account on a site without an https, or secure connection. Most times, websites without https are easier to break down when compared to websites with https

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    3. Installing Gmail App – Method 3

One of the easiest ways to access your Gmail email account is by installing the Google Gmail app either from the Google Play store or Apple store.

See the video below

One good thing about having the Gmail app installed in your phone is that it lets you access your Gmail email account on the go. You don’t need to login website or use PC to do that. To me, it’s my best options because it gives me flexibility option to use my email account.

4.     Browser “Apps” – Method 4

Chrome browser, in particular, has a myriad of popular apps including one for Gmail. Just like a smartphone, these apps allow you to quickly and easily access and manage your Gmail email account “outside” the browser itself.

For the official Gmail app, this acts as little more than a bookmark. However, having it as an app does allow you to add some default settings such as opening it in a new browser window or as a full-screen window.

For more information on browser apps, kindly click on the settings or options menu in your browser. You should be able to find them there. else, you can search for information using any search engine (Google, Mozilla, Safari, etc).

5.     Bookmark – Method 5

By default, bookmarks are a great way to get one-click access for any popular sites you visit online. Arguably the most popular method for quick access to Gmail, These bookmarks live in your browser, and can even sync across all your devices where you use the same browser and browser account which is connected to your email address.

You can bookmark your Gmail inbox account by logging into your Gmail at and bookmarking the inbox page. This way, you can have one-click access to your email account anytime.

A brief look into the reason behind:

Why typing out into your search engine is not the best way to go about doing things as regards Gmail Email sign In.

  • It’s a waste of time

Sure, you may not be wasting 15 hours a day yourself but this action can get really tedious and tiring when you’re working with multiple email accounts. Let’s say you’re a remote worker for a marketing company. You’ve been given the logins to the main email address by different brands; you have your personal email address as well as your work email address to tend to. Spending time logging in and out of all of your email addresses to manually login to each one is time you can be used to perform more important tasks, to say the least. If there is a way to get to where you need without having to type in all those “www’s” and so on, shouldn’t you take it?

  • It needlessly exposes you to Ads

Search results have ads. Every time you perform a search in Google Search engine, you are opening yourself up to ads targeted at exactly what you are looking for which will distract you. These ads can even get integrated into your personal social media accounts. You just want to check your notifications, not to be distracted by useless ads getting in the way of your every move you make!

  • Lastly, it can affect your browsing experience

Google keeps a record of your search history and remembers what you search for before. Furthermore, it will usually try to auto-suggest/fill possibly related search terms based on what you regularly type in Google. This includes personal information like home addresses, credit card information and passwords, making it easy for somebody to gain access to your information and rip you off.

Since chances are Gmail email website is not the only website you write out including the “www” in the search results, you may notice that you are constantly presented with all your most commonly searched websites every time you begin to type in the search bar “www”, requiring you to type 4+ characters before your suggested searches are even close to relevant to what you are searching for.

To wrap it up, its best you use email clients or bookmark your Gmail page provided you are on a safe or private PC. If you’re on a public PC, don’t bookmark your Gmail email account when logged in.






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